Large Briefcase Style Gift Bag

Hi all, today’s project are these awesome large gift bags in the style of a briefcase.

Large Briefcase Style Gift Bags

I love a large gift bag and I have made a few now all with different dimensions which can be found on my YouTube channel.

Large Briefcase Style Gift Bags

The papers used for the red bag above are from the 12 x 12 Tropicana paper pack by Simply Creative.

Tropicana paper pack

Mine was purchased from Create & Craft

Large Briefcase Style Gift Bags

The blue bag above was made using the Beyond The Shore 12 x 12 paper pack from First Edition.

Beyond The Shore paper pack.

Mine was purchased from The Range UK

The yellow bag above was made using the Natures Grace 12 x 12 paper pack from Dovecraft.

Nature's Grace paper pack.

I purchased mine from Hobbybcraft

To make these bags you will need…

3 pieces of 12 x 12 card, 2 of these pieces need to be patterned paper and then a plain colour for the other piece.

Score your two patterned pieces at 3″

Which the plain 12 x 12 piece you need to cut two 4″ x 12″ pieces and one 3″ x 12″ piece and then you will be left with a 1″ x 12″ piece.

Score the 4″ x 12″ pieces at 1/2″ & 3.1/2 along the 4″ side and 3″ along the 12″ side. If you want your bag to fold flat then you also need to score at 4.1/.2 along the 12″ side.

Rotate back and again if you want the bag to fold flat score at 2″ down to the 4.1/2 score line you just made.

Score the 3″ x 12″ piece at 1″ along the 3″ side.

Approximately 16″ of ribbon.

The plain 12 x 12 card pack I showed in my tutorial is brilliant and you can find it available on the below websites.

Papermania, Capsule Assorted Colossal Colours.



Crafty Arts UK.

The Range UK.

The screw hole punch I used is by Xcut and the best price I can find if from The Range UK

Xcut Screw Punch


Check out my full tutorial below to see how I put them together.

These are so straightforward to make yet they look really special and perfect for any occasion.

Large Briefcase Style Gift Bags

I hope you find this bumper filled blog helpful and inspiring and enjoy some fun crafting this weekend.




6 thoughts on “Large Briefcase Style Gift Bag

  1. As always fabulous tutorial. I love that you always give alternatives for anyone who may not have the tools you use available to them. And that you use affordable items. Thank you.

  2. Hi Alison, I’m so pleased you said that, I try to make my tutorials so that everyone can join in and follow along, it’s so easy to make beautiful things with little supplies x

  3. How kind of you to share your craft with everyone. The instructions are clear, easy to follow. The bags are absolutely beautiful, thank you!

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